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Sunday, January 20, 2013

George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight: January 21-25,2013

George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight this week


Wab Kniew was on last year and presented George with a sacred gift. Tonight Wab will present another gift and a surprise which you can see here

Wab Kinew is a member of the Midewin and has won an Aboriginal Peoples Choice Award for his hip hop. He is an acclaimed journalist who hosted the series 8th Fire and is currently the Director of Indigenous Inclusion at the University of Winnipeg. He has been one of the voices in the Idle No More movement and an advocate for creating a harmonious relationship between indigenous and non-indigenous peoples. He surprised the audience recently be asking them to participate in a flash mob. You can see the video below.

Kurt Smeaton has seen his share of our nation. He was born in Vancouver, grew up in Kanata, went to high school in Ottawa and now lives in Toronto. He is a television writer, producer, and sketch/improve comedian. He is also one of the founding members of Catch23 Improv.

Dolly Parton is a country music icon who is most known for her hits I Will Always Love You, Jolene, and 9 to 5. She has also starred in several movies including Steel Magnolias and Straight Talk. She began composing music when she was four years old. She can also play the autoharp, banjo, drums, dulcimer, fiddle, guitar, harmonica, flute, pennywhistle and piano. Not only is she one of the bestselling artists of all time and has her own theme park, her work has been adapted for the stage and featured on American Idol. Listen to her talk to George about country music, holidays, life story, charity work, and her new book.

Jackie Kashlan is an Armenian-American stand up comedian.  She has a half hour special on Comedy Central and was a semi-finalist on Last Comic Standing. She has toured internationally and has a podcast called The Dork Forest.


Michael J Fox is an Emmy and Golden Globe winner who is most famous for his work on Family Ties, Back to the Future, Spin City and guest roles on Boston Legal, The Good Wife, Scrubs, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Rescue Me. He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 1991 and disclosed his condition in 1999. He has received honorary doctorate degrees for his work advocating a cure for Parkinson’s.

Chuck Byrn has been a professional comedian for 18 years. He has appeared on Sue Thomas F.B. Eye, Last Comic Standing, Monk and Comedy Now.

Allan Hawco's last visit with George was hugely popular for Allan's attempts at teaching George some Newfie phrases. You can see Allan and his co-star, Mark O'Brien, on Republic of Doyle.

Allan Hawco was born on Bell Island, Newfoundland but moved to Goulds, Newfoundland when he was young.  He started a business degree at Memorial University before pursuing acting at the National Theatre School of Canada. He is the youngest recipient of the school’s prestigious Gascon Thomas Award. After a great career in theatre, he became the Co-Artistic Director of The Company Theatre. His most recognizable role is from his own creation, Republic of Doyle. He is the Co-Creator, Executive Producer, Lead Actor, and Head Writer for the show. His parents and brother work on the production as well.  It currently airs in 96 countries and maintains over a million viewers a week.

Allan delighted the audience by surprising them with trays of Jam Jams, a beloved jam filled cookie from Newfoundland, and a Q &A after the interview.

Sandy Jobin-Bevan is a member of the three time Canadian Comedy Award winning improvisation troupe, Slap Happy. He was born in Flin Flon, Manitoba and has appeared in Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle and Dawn of the Dead along with several other television programs and films.

Friday's show will feature the best of the week and remember to tune in every Sunday for The Strombo Show on CBC Radio 2 at 8pm-11pm.

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